Packing Tips

Looking for packing tips to help your upcoming move go more smoothly? As the Seattle-area moving and storage company of choice for over 120 years, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has compiled some excellent packing tips into two resource guides – Packing 101 and Packing 102.

Here are just a few examples of some of the helpful packing tips we provide:

  • Before packing, develop a game plan. For example: pack one room at a time (this will help you when it comes time to unpack) and pack a couple of cartons a day, starting well ahead of the move.
  • Mark all boxes, designating room and box number. Make a carton identification log to show the number of boxes packed per room, and the total number of cartons packed.
  • Be sure that the bottoms of all cartons are secured and will hold the weight of the contents.
  • Pack heavier items toward the bottom of the box and lighter items toward the top.
  • A general rule to remember on carton size -- the heavier the item, the smaller the carton.

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